Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

We're strengthening our commitment to social equity

Earthdance is working to strengthen our commitment to social equity, with racial justice at the core. As we move toward more wholly supporting those in our community who are People of the Global Majority, and historically marginalized communities, we need support to complete and sustain these positive changes. 

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Hold your retreat at Earthdance!

August and September 2018 weekends are still available! 

Our 125 acres of land and facilities provide a beautiful and rustic retreat environment including accommodations, delicious vegetarian meals, beautiful studio spaces, sauna, and hiking trails. 

Earthdance is a particularly supportive setting for yoga and meditation groups, somatic trainings, dance & theater artists and companies, community gatherings, personal retreats, and more!

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May 18-20, 2018

Celebrate, disrupt, and re-imagine Contact Improvisation for our own queer bodies and identities through movement, discussion, peer workshop, jamming. Part lab, part jam, Tilt is for queer dance artists, CI practitioners, teachers, and a broader queer public who want to bring queer politics, theory, and experience into the practice of CI.  

For anyone who self-identifies as Queer, Trans, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Asexual, Nonbinary, Two Spirit, Agender

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Thank you for joining us for our Spring Work Weekend!

Thanks to YOU we got an awesome amount of work done in the garden, tons of wood chopped, handrails replaced, dorm entranceway beautified, trees pruned, tent cabins put up, and so much more.

We are grateful for everyone who came and worked, danced, played, made music, shared ideas & good food together!

Early Bird discount ends June 1!

Registration is online for Summer/Fall 2018 programs! 

We're so excited to welcome talented teachers and facilitators for new programming including Delicious Movement with Eiko Otake and Political Movement with faculty from The Institute for Somatics and Social Justice.

We're also excited for returning workshops: Moving Arts Lab, Transnational Dance Immersion with Donna Mejia, Dance Improvisation and Perfomance Intensive with Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser, and The Gratitude Jam and Workshop Celebration with Tom O'Donnell.

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Nomadic College returns to Earthdance!

The Nomadic College (NC), an Earthdance rental program, returns this June after a two year hiatus. Take part in a single weeklong workshop, or dive in with a full three weeks of classes!

NC offers a methodically designed curriculum and focused environment for the study of the Axis Syllabus, a trans-disciplinary research and training platform. The AS is born of an emergent, educational initiative to provide an accessible reference system for practical human anatomy and physics as they apply to training, rehabilitation and the art of dancing. The NC offers an intensive context for embodied practice, physical training as well as theoretical discussion, inquiry and creative expressions.

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

June 8, 2018 (All day) to June 29, 2018 (All day)
  The Nomadic College offers a methodically designed curriculum and focused environment for the study of the Axis Syllabus (AS). The AS provides an accessible reference system for practical human anatomy and physics as they apply to training, rehabilitation, and the art of dancing.  
July 10, 2018 (All day) to July 15, 2018 (All day)
A rental partner event held at Earthdance
August 2, 2018 - 5:00pm to August 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
After over 30 years of study, Donna Mejia has galvanized a teaching practice that defies categorization, highlighting dances of the North African/Arab rural communities, Yoga, Ballet, American hip hop, and Brazilian Silvestre Contemporary technique. Inventive fusion, hardcore rhythms, precision hip...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

June 10, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $10 - $15(No one turned away for lack of funds) Post-Jam Overnight Special: $30 | includes self-serve dinner...
July 2, 2018 - 5:00pm to July 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
THEME: KNOTTY GROWTH A family-oriented Contact Improvisation (CI) Jam dedicated to play, understanding, and transformation with each other as we are, with nature and history. Connect to the brilliant sunshine, grassy fields, knotty trees, and knotty bodies as we breathe into co-creating and...
July 8, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $10 - $15(No one turned away for lack of funds) Post-Jam Overnight Special: $30 | includes self-serve dinner...